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Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... Today, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By ridenm
Hey guys -- I'm subscribing to this thread in the...

Hey guys -- I'm subscribing to this thread in the hopes it'll be used for future weekend ride planning as well.
Forum: Trials Yesterday, 10:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,655
Posted By ridenm
You could probably bribe Miss Bitters to relate...

You could probably bribe Miss Bitters to relate the more embarrassing anecdotes...

:deal
Forum: Trials 11-17-2014, 08:35 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,655
Posted By ridenm
Your local Starbucks would be happy to take it.

Your local Starbucks would be happy to take it.
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,573
Posted By ridenm
+1 on the Radio Shack rectifier. That's where I...

+1 on the Radio Shack rectifier. That's where I found a replacement for my old Techno when it lost power to the fan. Sorry I don't remember the part number.
Forum: Trials 11-14-2014, 09:21 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By ridenm
Historically, whenever another factory brought...

Historically, whenever another factory brought bikes to upset H-D's dominance they were 'legislated' out of contention. A few winning years and Honda's RS-750 with 4-valve heads (IIRC) was made...
Forum: Road warriors 11-14-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 8,605
Views: 1,350,237
Posted By ridenm
Good thing that's not the rule at my house. It'd...

Good thing that's not the rule at my house. It'd apply only to SWMBOs.

:deal

Current garage inventory:
Triumph Tiger Explorer
KTM 350 EXC-F
Harley Davidson V-Rod
Montesa 315r
Scorpa...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-13-2014, 10:52 AM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 81,212
Posted By ridenm
Buy Magoo one for me. I will gladly pay you...

Buy Magoo one for me. I will gladly pay you Tuesday...

I gotta pick up kids. Y'all have fun.
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 01:14 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 422,241
Posted By ridenm
I bought one of these and mounted it to the...

I bought one of these and mounted it to the license bracket on my daughter's Zero commuter bike. It worked fine, but I took it off when she broke the taillight lens and I couldn't find an OEM...
Forum: Trials 11-10-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 15,441
Posted By ridenm
I consider wheel truing as one of those black...

I consider wheel truing as one of those black arts best left to wizards. Just for my own education, do you use the gap to the swingarm from the rim sides as your reference points, or is there some...
Forum: Trials 11-10-2014, 10:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,742
Posted By ridenm
Now who would possibly believe a motorcycle...

Now who would possibly believe a motorcycle competition sanctioning body would create rules benefiting just one brand?
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 09:45 AM
Replies: 8,605
Views: 1,350,237
Posted By ridenm
BITD I really liked the looks of the 400cc CB-1,...

BITD I really liked the looks of the 400cc CB-1, but I couldn't afford multiple bikes and 400cc just didn't make sense. I still like the looks, and I have a much bigger garage nowadays.
...
Forum: Road warriors 11-10-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 8,605
Views: 1,350,237
Posted By ridenm
The black version is spectacular, but the front...

The black version is spectacular, but the front headlight ass'y looks like an afterthought and reminds me of this:

:eek2
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 11-05-2014, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,844
Views: 81,212
Posted By ridenm
How could you possibly "lay low" with that many...

How could you possibly "lay low" with that many stickers on your bags?

Awesome pic, BTW.
Forum: Trials 11-03-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,230
Posted By ridenm
Do southern hemisphere trials riders have...

Do southern hemisphere trials riders have problems with left turns the way northern hemisphere riders have problems with right turns?
...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-31-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 18,859
Posted By ridenm
This is older daughter (now 15) back in 2007...

This is older daughter (now 15) back in 2007 after riding in the Youth Nationals at Sipapu. She was one of the first kids to compete on an OSET. I had to fab a crossbar pad out of socks and duct...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-31-2014, 03:00 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 26,208
Posted By ridenm
Glad you got that shot. I didn't have a chance to...

Glad you got that shot. I didn't have a chance to stop and take a pic. Now I'm stealin' it.
Forum: Trials 10-29-2014, 08:30 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,449
Posted By ridenm
Wonder if the KTM USA EnduroCross team might be...

Wonder if the KTM USA EnduroCross team might be fielding one? At 200 lbs, less if they shed the e-start, someone like Cody could ride the wheels off this thing.
Forum: Road warriors 10-27-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8,605
Views: 1,350,237
Posted By ridenm
All of that is true, and of course explains why...

All of that is true, and of course explains why the XV was such a tremendous success in the marketplace compared to the Suzuki GS650/850/1100G series.

:hide

...
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-26-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 479
Views: 26,208
Posted By ridenm
Bravo Zulu to NMOHVA for a great weekend. Mark,...

Bravo Zulu to NMOHVA for a great weekend. Mark, Joanne, Chris C., and everybody else who had a hand in putting this together really came through.

View from Caballo Mountain today:
...
Forum: Beasts 10-23-2014, 09:20 AM
Replies: 5,481
Views: 960,185
Posted By ridenm
Pressure from the other manufacturers may well...

Pressure from the other manufacturers may well cause Triumph to do some upgrades to the TEx. The KTM has the new ABS, the BMW and Super Tenere have the new electronic suspension in various flavors,...
Forum: Trials 10-22-2014, 09:53 AM
Replies: 359
Views: 95,645
Posted By ridenm
Simon Crafar, former Grand Prix and WSBK...

Simon Crafar, former Grand Prix and WSBK motorcycle road racer from New Zealand; and his dog Chopper.

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bz7STy-CcAAZbrC.jpg:large
Forum: Road warriors 10-22-2014, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8,605
Views: 1,350,237
Posted By ridenm
XV cruisers had shaft drive. Enclosed chain...

XV cruisers had shaft drive.
Enclosed chain final drive doomed the 920.
Smooth move, Yamaha.
:norton
Forum: Road warriors 10-17-2014, 09:07 AM
Replies: 771
Views: 100,025
Posted By ridenm
Unholy union between a Bolt and a Scout. If I was...

Unholy union between a Bolt and a Scout. If I was in the market for a small cruiser, I would definitely give it a closer look -- in green.
Forum: Racing 10-15-2014, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,950
Posted By ridenm
The track, the bikes, the fans...

I anxiously awaited Daytona as the kick-off on the US roadracing season each year. I made it to Bike Week several years as well.

1000cc bikes are too powerful to run on the banking without...
Forum: Trials 10-15-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 105,784
Posted By ridenm
She learned those words from her students,...

She learned those words from her students, amiright?
Forum: The Rockies It's all downhill from here... 10-15-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,004
Posted By ridenm
...and a life-long Skoal addiction.

...and a life-long Skoal addiction.
Forum: Road warriors 10-10-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,210
Posted By ridenm
I still want a 996.

I still want a 996.
Forum: Thumpers 10-09-2014, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 422,241
Posted By ridenm
In the video he said the pump line had to be...

In the video he said the pump line had to be extended for the clockworks tank but not for the acerbis
Forum: Road warriors 10-09-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8,605
Views: 1,350,237
Posted By ridenm
A hipster former co-worker bought one of these as...

A hipster former co-worker bought one of these as his first bike. His was a little older, like a 2011 or some such, that occupied a grey area in the Enfield scheme of design and manufacturing...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,117
Posted By ridenm
Try this:...

Try this: http://supertrapp.com/product_sections/cat.asp?CatID=35

Edit: damn, those things are expensive. Hope you find a cheaper solution.

Edit: the small engine mufflers are a little more...
Forum: Trials 10-09-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 67,342
Posted By ridenm
You sent it postage due to TwinShocker?

You sent it postage due to TwinShocker?
Forum: Road warriors 10-08-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 8,605
Views: 1,350,237
Posted By ridenm
http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net/image_cache/1...

http://d2tq98mqfjyz2l.cloudfront.net/image_cache/1323139122945446.jpg

Sorry. To each his (or her) own.
Forum: Trials 10-07-2014, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 105,784
Posted By ridenm
http://grizzzly.smugmug.com/Trials/Roswell-10-3-20...

http://grizzzly.smugmug.com/Trials/Roswell-10-3-2014/i-bKtr39L/0/L/DSCF0029-L.jpg

Looks like Hunter is back and riding? :clap
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,335
Views: 633,943
Posted By ridenm
It's a fair question. For years I have casually...

It's a fair question. For years I have casually lusted after a touring bike. Not a sport-tourer (I had a Concours, then an F800ST -- both nice, but knees can't deal anymore), and not an adventure...
Forum: Thumpers 10-01-2014, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2,790
Views: 422,241
Posted By ridenm
Well, I'd like to claim that I applied my wizard...

Well, I'd like to claim that I applied my wizard troubleshooting skills and found an unheard-of problem not caused by my ham-handedness or less than anal maintenance preparation skillz.

But I'd be...
Forum: Road warriors 10-01-2014, 02:12 PM
Replies: 935
Views: 182,210
Posted By ridenm
As a former MSF instructor I spent a lot of time...

As a former MSF instructor I spent a lot of time riding in circles on some crappy bikes, like the Honda Nighthawk 250. I also have a cold place in my heart for my wife's former bike, a Yamaha XT225...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2014, 11:01 AM
Replies: 1,468
Views: 105,784
Posted By ridenm
It's pretty easy to stick a Sprinter. Just...

It's pretty easy to stick a Sprinter. Just sayin'. DAMHIK.
Forum: Trials 10-01-2014, 11:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,938
Posted By ridenm
However, rotating the throttle housing fore or...

However, rotating the throttle housing fore or aft can make a big difference if you prone to occasional episodes of Whiskey Throttle. Finding the housing sweet spot is a key step toward good throttle...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 358
Views: 67,342
Posted By ridenm
Our table is a permanent homework station for the...

Our table is a permanent homework station for the twins, which means it also constantly has the remnants of snacks and drinks, as well as a pile of dirty soccer socks underneath along with whatever...
Forum: Trials 10-01-2014, 10:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,117
Posted By ridenm
As the owner of several Japanese dirtbikes and...

As the owner of several Japanese dirtbikes and streetbikes in the '80's, I respectfully disagree. Those are bleed valves.
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